Age-related Macular Degeneration
Frequently Asked Questions
22. What research is being done?
The National Eye Institute scientists are
- studying the possibility of transplanting healthy cells into a diseased retina
- evaluating families with a history of AMD to understand genetic and hereditary factors that may cause the disease
- looking at certain anti-inflammatory treatments for the wet form of AMD.
This research should provide better ways to detect, treat, and prevent vision loss in people with AMD.